How an Institute’s Culture is the Biggest Effect on Resilience

How an Institute’s Culture is the Biggest Effect on Resilience

How an Institute’s Culture is the Biggest Effect on Resilience

05/30/19

“Why does bad institutional culture harm resilience more than engineering or human errors?”

When infrastructure failures occur, the engineering or human failures are often the ones that are the most analyzed. However, new research has come out supporting a very different idea. It is the governing institutions culture that has the greatest impact. To illustrate, the Northern Californian utility Pacific Gas and Electricity had long neglected infrastructure repairs/upgrades and foliage trimming, ultimately leading to the great Camp Fire of November 2018. This is How an Institute’s Culture is the Biggest Effect on Resilience.

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